Is Microsoft’s PowerPoint Smart?

Everyone seems to be struggling with the definition of what AI is. Some people try to define human intelligence before even attempting to describe what artificial intelligence should be. Others consider any complex problem solved by computers to be an AI solution. So just for the fun of it I decided to bring up this discussion: are the smart components of Microsoft’s Power Point application AI? SmartArt creates visually interesting layouts for information the user inputs. PowerPoint now suggests beautiful designs for the slide automatically. So, is it intelligent?

Can AI write books and compose poems?

I have heard of some attempts to create AI systems that can write and compose. Most of what I have seen still wouldn’t make it to the New York Times Best Sellers list, but I think they might get there someday. Recently, I have stumbled upon this site, which curates AI-created stories and poems. See for yourself: CuratedAI

What Is Artificial Intelligence?


As this is my first post in this blog, it is fitting to begin with some definitions. Hence, let me give you my definition of what artificial intelligence is.

There are many different definitions os AI available everywhere from books to company websites but my favorite is “any computational system that emulates intelligent human behavior“.

I have learned that there is no single clear definition for AI. Some people consider any intricate deterministic system a form of AI, given that is emulates some more “robotic” or “procedural” activities also done by human beings, while other people will only consider AI those systems that are built upon some form or another of machine learning algorithms. To me, if a machine seems to be doing something only a human being could do, I will consider it AI.